Single line drawn from one ocular corner to the other.
White clouds firmly tethered to shadows.
What is close at hand must first appear on the horizon.
What is cast upon us always has a source.
As many of you know I live in the Mountains of NH, but most of my life was spent living very close to the ocean and I will admit that my heart will always be there.
I recently attended a very fun photography workshop taught by Gale Zucker and hosted by our fiber friend Carole. Given that the class was happening very close to my birthday and Carole lives very close to the ocean, I told Ken that I would love to spend the weekend in Plymouth and go on a Whale Watch, as I have never been on one. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it was, so I will share my day with you in pictures.
As we get closer to the area where the whales spend their days, these sea birds let us know we are near as they eat the same things that the whales do. Amazing that these birds live so far from the shore.
One of the ways you know a whale is about to surface is you see this electric green color just under the water. The green is the color of the many barnacles that have attached themselves to these great animals.
As we were getting ready to head back this young whale waved good bye to us. We were fortunate enough to see somewhere between 8-10 whales. There was a marine biologist working on board and many of the whales are ones they have been tracking over the years, but she did say that there appeared to be a number of teenaged whales that were new to them.
Hmmmmmmmmm………………… you know there have been some Great Whites in the waters off of Cape Cod recently.
This was not a shark, but rather an Ocean Sunfish. These fish are actually tropical fish but are seen now and then when our Northern waters are their warmest.
The Marine Biologist did mention that this was the best sighting she has had in almost 30 years. Can you believe how close it was. I could almost reach out and touch it. What a treat!